Ensuring The Competitiveness Of American Business:Restoring Proper Regulatory, Enforcement Balance

Tuesday, March 1, 2005 - 01:00

A dialogue among corporations, regulators and other external stakeholders to establish principles of corporate behavior and encourage self-regulation is the only effective way to avoid future corporate scandals while simultaneously reestablishing the public trust which facilitates a successful market economy.

On Tuesday, May 10 and Wednesday, May 11, leading thinkers and policy makers will convene at the National Press Club in Washington, DC to share their points of view on these critical issues and work together toward a shared vision of restoring public trust in corporate America through self-regulation. The program is sponsored by the National Legal Center for the Public Interest

The moderator of the program, R. William Ide of the law firm, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, former president of the ABA and former General Counsel of Monsanto, has engaged leading experts as moderators and panelists. They include Jeffrey B. Kindler, Pfizer Inc; Paul S. Atkins, commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Christopher A. Wray, assistant attorney general, Criminal Division, U.S. Justice Department; Norman R. Augustine, retired chairman, Lockheed Martin Corporation; Judge Stefan R. Underhill, U.S.District Court (CT District); Michael D. Fricklas, Viacom Inc.; Charles W. Matthews Jr., Exxon Mobil Corporation, and Jay B. Stephens,Raytheon Company. Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snow is the confirmed luncheon speaker.Representative Michael G. Oxley (R-OH) has been invited to deliver the keynote dinner address.

The program begins at 2 p.m. on May 10 in the National Press Club, followed by a dinner that evening at the Willard Hotel. On May 11, the program begins at 8 a.m. in the Press Club and adjourns after lunch at 2 p.m.The cost per registrant is $750.CLE credit will be made available.

For more information, visit www.nlcpi.org or call the Center at (202) 466-9360 or send an e-mail to ijacoby@nlcpi.org.